I am amazed at how often people comment on my Tech Tips (blog posts)and Tech Tidbits (email messages), it brings a sense of accomplishment to hear someone say they liked the tip and it helped them learn their phone, pad or computer better.
Continuing with this short post-holiday series on the iPhone (since we all upgraded at Christmas), today we will delve into: alerts, maps and the keyboard. If you enjoy these tips, please tell a friend.
Special Tone Alerts:
On aspect of the iPhone I enjoy is setting specific alerts (AKA ringtones) for specific reasons; my beautiful wife has her own ringtone, text messages are unique, email has a one of a kind alert too. Personalizing your iPhone is easy: go to Settings >> Sounds and assign a unique alert to any event/notification you wish, even the calendar!
One of the highly underutilized tools on the iPhone is map pins. Map pins make finding an address, location or getting directions easy. In Maps >> Touch and Hold anywhere to drop a Map Pin. The map pin can even be shared with a friend for easy directions for a meet up.
Much like map pins, there are numerous keyboard tricks/shortcuts most people don’t even know exist.
- To add a period and capitalize the next word, simply tap the space bar twice
- To enter a number or symbol quickly, touch and hold, then select the key you want. Lifting your finger returns you to the alphabet keyboard
- Touch and hold any letter and a list of special characters will be revealed
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